Capnella imbricata (Kenya Tree Coral)

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Capnella imbricata (Kenya Tree Coral)

Post  thierry on Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:29 pm

Source: liveaquaria.com

QUICK STATS
  • Care Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Semi-aggressive
  • Lighting: Moderate to High
  • Waterflow: Medium to Strong
  • Placement: All
  • Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
  • Color Form: Black, Green, Tan
  • Origin: Indo-Pacific
  • Family: Nephtheidae
  • Insert Date: 27 August 2011


The Kenya Tree Coral, also referred to as a Cauliflower Soft Coral, Nephthea, or Nephthya, is similar to the members of both the Litophytonand Nephthea genera. It lives in a wide range of the Indo-Pacific. It has a thick trunk, like a tree, and many branches giving it an arboreal appearance.
It is not normally considered a threat to hard corals, but may itself be disturbed by their presence. The Kenya Tree Coral relies less on the symbiotic algae within it, and depends more on obtaining outside food. Microplankton, marine snow, and dissolved materials should make up the bulk of its diet.
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Post  thierry on Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:31 pm

Another frag from the Kenya Tree in the Red Sea Max. Trying to attach it to a dead piece of montiplate.
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Post  thierry on Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:52 pm

On the far right Smile
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